Category Archives: Entertainment & Music

See Johnny Clegg at the GrandWest Arena: 31 May 2014

The legendary Johnny Clegg will be treating fans to a special performance at the GrandWest Arena on Saturday 31 May 2014. “A South African Story” is the show that he took to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London in March 2013 with huge success – and now it’s the Mother City’s turn.

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Audiences can look forward to songs and stories from Johnny’s 30 year career, with interesting insights on how local and international history shaped his music. Expect to hear classic tracks such as ‘Asimbonanga’, ‘Great Heart’, ‘Impi’ and many more on the night. With state of the art lighting, sound and projection, it promises to be an experience not to be forgotten.

The show starts at 20h00 and will run for approximately 120 minutes, with a 20 minute interval. Tickets are available at Computicket and prices range from R186 to R390 each. Enjoy!

See Electric Light Orchestra live in Cape Town: 15 February 2014

Fans of Electric Light Orchestra are in for a treat this February. The legendary band will be touring South Africa, with frontman Phil Bates on lead vocals duty. Cape Town fans can look forward to seeing the band in concert at the Liquifruit Ampitheatre in Paarl on Saturday 15 February 2014. The band will also perform at the ICC Durban Arena on Wednesday 12 February 2014 and at Emporers Palace in JHB on 13 and 14 February 2014.

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ELO live in concert in the Mother City

Electric Light Orchestra is one of the most well-known bands of the 70s, 80 and 90s. With a unique sound that fused classical and rock music, they dominated charts all over the world. Songs like ‘Livin’ Thing’, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, ‘All Over The World’, ‘Shine A Little Love’, ‘Turn To Stone’ and ‘Evil Woman’ were huge back in the day and you can look forward to hearing them, along with the other classics. The band will be fronted by Phil Bates, hailed by Classic Rock Magazine as among the UK’s best vocalists. South African electro string group, The Muses will be the supporting act on the SA tour.

Tickets are available from Computicket and prices range from R290 to R495 each for the Cape Town show. If you’re a fan, then don’t miss out!

COMPETITION: I have a double ticket to give away for the ELO concert in Paarl on 15 February 2014. Email me with your details and include the name of your favourite ELO song. First person to email me with the name of an ELO song will win.

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2014 Line-Up

The 15th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival comes our way on 28 and 29 March 2014. The event has become one of the prime attractions on the city’s music calendar, attracting top local and international performers and thousands of festival-goers each year.

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Top local and international artists will be rocking the Mother City.

There are already some exciting artists on the 2014 line-up which looks like this so far:

  • Jonas Gwangwa (SA)
  • The Soil (SA)
  • Jimmy Nevis  (SA)
  • Shane Cooper (SA)
  • Carmen Lundy (USA)
  • Reason (SA)
  • Ological Studies (SA)
  • Jaco Maria – the Storyteller (MOZ)
  • Erykah Badu (USA)
  • Soul Housing Project (SA)
  • Hiatus Kaiyote (Aus)
  • Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet (USA)
  • The Foreign Exchange (USA)
  • Kenny Garrett Quintet(USA)
  • Chris Dave and the Drumhedz (US)
  • Rakesh Chaurasia and Friends (India)
  • Snarky Puppy (USA)
  • Dr Philip Tabane and Malombo (SA)
  • The Muffinz (SA)

Tickets will be on sale at Computicket leading up to the event and prices are still to be confirmed. Look out for more info in the weeks ahead.

The festival will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). It’s going to be massive!

94.5 KFM K-Day 2014

The popular 94.5 KFM K-Day music festival is back in 2014. The event will take place at the Sandringham Farm in Stellenbosch on Saturday 29 March 2014. Together with MTN, the Cape based radio station will be putting together an exciting day with performances from some of SA’s best bands and artists.

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Get ready for KFM K-Day 2014

The 2014 line-up includes:

  • Parlotones
  • Prime Circle
  • MiCasa
  • Elvis Blue
  • Die Heuwels Fantasties
  • Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels
  • Locnville
  • Blackbyrd
  • Jimmy Nevis
  • Danny K
  • Lloyd Cele
  • Goodluck
  • DJ Kent
  • Watershed
  • Beatenberg
  • Daniel Baron
  • MacStanley

More big names will be announced in the time leading up to the big day. Line-up is subject to change.

Ticket prices range from R80 (for children aged 3 to 12 years) to R180 each. There’s no charge for children under 3 years old. Tickets are on sale at Computicket.

Gates open at 09h00 on the day and the music is on from 10h00 to 20h30.

You’re allowed to bring food and non-alcoholic refreshments with you on the day. Alcohol will be on sale at the venue, as well as food and other beverages. Umbrellas are allowed but only in designated areas where the view of the stage is not obstructed.

You’ll find Sandringham Farm on Sandringham Road, off the R304 in the Stellenbosch Area.

Bruce Springsteen will rock Cape Town on 28 & 29 January 2014

The legendary Bruce Springsteen will be touring South Africa in 2014. The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame superstar will treat Cape Town fans to two shows at the Bellville Velodrome on Tuesday 28 January 2014 and Wednesday 29 January 2014, while Johannesburg fans can look forward to seeing ‘The Boss’ at FNB Stadium on 1 February 2014.

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See Bruce Springsteen live in concert.

With over 120 million albums sold and a string of accolades which include 20 Grammy Awards, 2 Golden Globes and an Academy Award, Bruce is a true icon in the world of music. He is also well known for putting on amazing live performances with his band and SA fans will get to hear all the classics in a two and half hour show.

Look out for tickets at Computicket from 30 October 2013 (JHB show – R360 – R1020) and 1 November 2013 (Cape Town shows – R550 – R990).

Table Mountain Blues Summit 2013

This one is for the blues music fans. SA’s best blues rock artists will be hitting the stage at the Table Mountain Blues Summit on 22 and 23 November 2013. The two day event will take place at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and the line-up features a steady mix of blues rock and more traditional blues.

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Table Mountain Blues Summit 2013

The event is in its ninth year and once again, Paul Bothner Music and Combustion Technology are on board. As well as the awesome music, there’ll be fantastic give-aways and a limited number of camping tickets.

Here’s the full line-up:

Friday:

  • 4:00pm – Tombstone Pete
  • 4:15pm – Mean Black Mamba
  • 5:05pm – Robin Gallagher Band
  • 6:00pm – Ballistic Blues
  • 7:00pm – Them Tornados
  • 7:45pm – Combustion R1500 giveaway
  • 8:00pm – Blues Broers
  • 9:00pm – Pebbleman
  • 10:15pm – Dan Patlansky
  • 11:20pm – Fox Comet

Saturday:

  • 12:30pm – Tombstone Pete
  • 1:00pm – The Jo Martin Band
  • 2:00pm – Kevin Floyd Band
  • 3:00pm – Crimson House Blues
  • 4:00pm – Robin Auld
  • 5:00pm – Natasha Meister
  • 6:00pm – Dave Ferguson with Lone Sharks
  • 7:00pm – Ann Jangle
  • 7:45pm – Fender Guitar Giveaway
  • 8:00pm – Gerald Clark
  • 9:00pm – Albert Frost Trio
  • 10:00pm – Boulevard Blues with Dan Shout and Paul Campbell
  • 11:15pm – Black Cat Bones

And here are your ticket prices:

  • Friday – R160 each, includes entry into the Friday Night Combustion lucky draw
  • Saturday – R220 each, includes entry into the Saturday Night Fender lucky draw
  • Both days – R320 each, includes entry into both lucky draws
  • Camping Ticket – R160 each, this is separate and limited to 200 tickets, camping is for both nights
  • Children under ten years old – Free entrance, with some form of ID

Tickets will be available at Computicket and at the gates, if still available.

As always there’ll be food and refreshment stalls, outside bars and plenty of free and secure off street parking. If you’re not camping overnight, make sure you have safe transport home.

Paul Cluver concerts 2013 – 2014

The Hope@PaulCluver Summer Festival kicks off on 2 November 2013 with a performance by American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, best known for her hits ‘Luka’ and ‘Tom’s Diner’. The 2013/2014 season will see an eclectic line-up of talent, including the likes of MacStanley, The Parlotones, Laurika Rauch and many more.

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See Suzanne Vega live in concert
  • 1 & 2 November 2013: Suzanne Vega
    Tickets: R450 each
  • 30 November 2013: Hope Music Festival featuring Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, The Plastics, Al Bairre, Rudimentals and Morning Ms Dedham
    Tickets: R200 each, tickets for kids R100 each
  • 7 December 2013: MacStanley
    Tickets: R220 each
  • 4 January 2014: The Parlotones
    Tickets: R300 each
  • 11 January 2014: Children’s Arts Festival featuring Fantastic Mr Fox and workshops
    Tickets: R250 workshops & lunch, R150 play, R350 combo
  • 18 January 2014: Nataniel
    Tickets: R250 each
  • 25 January 2014: Laurika Rauch
    Tickets: R280 each
  • 1 February 2014: Herman van Veen
    Tickets: R350 each
  • 14 February 2014: Movie Under The Stars – Love Actually
    Tickets: R75 each
  • 15 February 2014: Movie Under The Stars – Pretty Woman
    Tickets: R75 each
  • 22 February 2014: Handful of Keys
    Tickets: R220 each

Tickets can be booked at Computicket. As always, tickets are limited to only 600 per show, so get them while you can.

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2013 – 2014 line-up

The Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts are back! The 2013 – 2014 line-up will see favourites such as Prime Circle, Goldfish, The Parlotones, Freshlyground, Johnny Clegg and The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra returning, along with some fresh new faces like Matthew Mole and Jimmy Nevis. Dust off those picnic blankets and start diarising which shows you’ll be attending.

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Prime Circle opens the 2013 – 2014 season of Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts

Here’s the full-line-up:

  • 24 November 2013: Prime Circle
    Tickets: Adults R120, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R85, BotSoc members with card R105, Kids Zone TBC
  • 1 December 2013: Jack Parow & Francois Van Coke
    Tickets: Adults R90, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R65, BotSoc members with card R80, No Kids Zone
  • 8 December 2013: Tailor, Matthew Mole & Nakhane Toure
    Tickets: Adults R90, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R65, BotSoc members with card R80, No Kids Zone
  • 12 December 2013: Rotary Christmas Carols by Candlelight
    Tickets: Adults R65, Children (6 – 18 years old) R45, Children (2 – 5 years old) R10
  • 13 – 15 December 2013: Rotary Christmas Carols by Candlelight
    Tickets: Adults R75, Children (6 – 18 years old) R55, Children (2 – 5 years old) R15
  • 22 December 2013: Mango Groove
    Tickets: Adults R120, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R85, BotSoc members with card R105, Kids Zone TBC
  • 29 December 2013: Oliver Mtukudzi (ZIM)
    Tickets: Adults R120, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R85, BotSoc members with card R105, Kids Zone TBC
  • 31 December 2013: New Year’s Eve Concert with Goldfish, Yoav & Tailor
    Ticket prices R290 each
  • 5 January 2014: The Parlotones
    Tickets: Adults R145, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R115, BotSoc members with card R125, Kids Zone TBC
  • 12 January 2014: MACSTANLEY, Craig Hinds & Ard Matthews
    Tickets: Adults R90, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R65, BotSoc members with card R80, Kids Zone TBC
  • 19 January 2014: Johnny Clegg
    Tickets: Adults R145, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R115, BotSoc members with card R125, Kids Zone TBC
  • 26 January 2014: Immy Nevis
    Tickets: Adults R90, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R65, BotSoc members with card R80, Kids Zone TBC
  • 2 February 2014: Fokofpolisiekar
    Tickets: Adults R90, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R65, BotSoc members with card R80, Kids Zone TBC
  • 9 February 2014: Civil Twilight
    Tickets: Adults R120, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R85, BotSoc members with card R105, Kids Zone TBC
  • 16 February 2014: Freshlyground
    Tickets: Adults R120, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R85, BotSoc members with card R105, Kids Zone TBC
  • 23 February 2014: The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
    Tickets: Adults R120, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R85, BotSoc members with card R105, Kids Zone TBC
  • 2 March 2014: Mi Casa
    Tickets: Adults R120, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R85, BotSoc members with card R105, Kids Zone TBC
  • 9 March 2014: Hugh Masekela
    Tickets: Adults R120, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R85, BotSoc members with card R105, Kids Zone TBC
  • 16 March 2014: Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
    Tickets: Adults R90, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R65, BotSoc members with card R80, Kids Zone TBC
  • 23 March 2014: Desmond and the Tutus, Shortstraw
    Tickets: Adults R90, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R65, BotSoc members with card R80, Kids Zone TBC
  • 30 March 2014: Lira
    Tickets: Adults R120, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R85, BotSoc members with card R105, Kids Zone TBC
  • 23 March 2014: Jeremy Loops
    Tickets: Adults R90, Youth (6 – 21 years old) with ID R65, BotSoc members with card R80, Kids Zone TBC

Tickets for the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts are available from WebTickets. Additional tickets will be on sale at the Kirstenbosch ticket office (021 761 2866) from the Tuesday before each concert, so all is not lost if you miss out on online tickets.

Gates open at 16h00 and the music will go ahead even if it rains. On New Year’s Eve, gates open at 19h00. Get there early to secure you picnic spot. Enjoy!

Nederburg Picnic Concert: 23 November 2013

The annual Nederburg Picnic Concert comes our way on Saturday 23 November 2013. This year’s event will feature the talented instrumental pop group Sterling EQ, as well as The South African Sopranos. As always, you can look forward to delicious picnics, fine wine and superb music on the beautiful lawns outside the historic Nederburg Manor House.

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See Sterling EQ at Nederburg

The winery’s signature restaurant, The Red Table, will be offering picnic baskets brimming with freshly-prepared dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, which you can pre-order for R180 per person. Picnic baskets for children under 12 years old will be available for R75 per head.

You can bring your own picnic basket to the event but no alcoholic beverages can be brought onto the premises. Nederburg wines, soft drinks, mineral waters, tea and coffee will be on sale and guests are encouraged to bring their own cutlery, crockery, glassware, chairs, tables, blankets and cushions.

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It’s picnic concert time at Nederburg

The picnic concert starts at 17h00 and gates open at 15h00, so get there a little earlier to secure your picnic spot on the lawns. Tickets for the concert cost R100 each, with no charge for children under 12 years old.

The Nederburg Visitors’ Centre will be open for wine tasting and sales from 10h00 to 17h00. There’s a special during November that includes a free bottle of Nederburg Premiére Cuvèe Brut when purchasing 11 bottles. Tastings do not have to be pre-arranged. A cellar and museum tour will start at 11h00 for which reservations are advised.

Bookings are essential for the concert and picnic baskets – you can get in touch with Sunette on 021 877 5173 or send an email to nedwines@distell.co.za for more information. Enjoy!

See Bryan Adams unplugged in Cape Town: 28 January 2014

The legendary Bryan Adams will be back in South Africa in January 2014. The Canadian singer/songwriter will treat Cape Town fans to a show at the GrandWest Arena on Tuesday 28 January 2014. He’ll also be performing in Johannesburg on 25 and 26 January, Port Elizabeth on 29 January and Durban on 31 January 2014.

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Bryan Adams returns to Cape Town

The concerts will be part of his Bare Bones World Tour which sees Bryan performing all his classic hits in an unplugged atmosphere. Look forward to hearing ‘Summer of 69′, ‘Heaven’, ‘Run To You’, ‘Everything I Do (I Do It For You)’, ’18 Til I Die’ and many more.

Tickets go on sale at Computicket on Friday 4 October 2013 and prices range from R450 to R680 for the GrandWest concert. Enjoy!